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Golden Nuggets: Zach Maynard Nearly Leads the Bears to Victory over Stanford

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After two weeks of run, run, run offense, Zach Maynard took immediate control of the offense yesterday.  To the delight of Cal fans, he turned his best performance--by far--as a Bear.  Here's what Tedford and Maynard said after the game.

California Head Coach Jeff Tedford

On the play of Zach Maynard

He stepped up big. I think he managed the game really well. He made a lot of plays, got out of trouble, threw a lot of really good balls. He grew up. As the season has gone on, he's done nothing but getter every week. We saw some great defense at play, and I'm real proud of the way he played.
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California QB Zach Maynard

On losing
It's hard for the team. We played a good game on both sides of the ball. Stanford's a great team and we couldn't afford to make the mistakes we made. Other than that, we played a good game.

On his play

We had a great week of practice and we were poised coming into the game. We knew we had to control the game and we came out guns blazing. We left it all on the field.
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On the fumble on the second play of the game

That was just a bonehead play by me, just overlooking a run play. I didn't read it as well as I should have and I pitched the ball and Isi (Sofele) wasn't even looking at me, he was looking at his read off the tackle. I pitched the ball right to him and hit him in the hands. That's all my fault.

On Stanford limiting Keenan Allen after the first quarter

Keenan's a great receiver and they double and triple teamed him to keep him from getting the ball.

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